Emily Donnan-Courtade

Programme Officer, EMENA


Emily joined the Thomson Reuters Foundation in October 2019 as a Programme Officer for the EMENA region. In her role, she primarily supports the management of TrustLaw’s portfolio of law firms, social enterprises and NGOs. She has a special focus on women’s rights and gender equality.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Emily lived in Geneva where she worked as a Junior Advocacy Officer for the NGO Plan International. She has also completed an internship at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, where she assisted with the coordination of the Human Rights Council and the creation of evaluation guidelines for project reporting.

Emily has a legal background and holds a bachelor’s degree in Law and French and a first class master’s degree in Human Rights. Before moving to London, she worked for various UK law firms’ in areas such as Intellectual Property and Medical Law. Outside of work, Emily enjoys hiking and spending time outdoors.